Program Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Saint Louis, Missouri
Mar 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The newly created position of Program Coordinator in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will report directly to the Assistant Dean/Director. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is part of the Division of Student Life at Maryville University of St. Louis. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion staff will consist of the Assistant Dean/Director, two Program Coordinators, a graduate assistant, and 5 undergraduate student employees.

The Program Coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as an advocate for underrepresented students while simultaneously developing, implementing, and assessing programs and initiatives–using a social justice lens–to enhance campus life and the co-curricular experiences of all students. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering an inclusive campus community for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

This coordinator position will work directly with students and community constituents primarily through the Multicultural Scholars Program. Position responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating all aspects of the Multicultural Scholars Program including:
  • Reviewing scholarship applications and essays as part of the admissions process
  • Planning, in conjunction with Admissions, the annual Multicultural Scholars Program competition weekend
  • Planning the scholars program, in conjunction with First-Year Experience, pre-orientation meeting/scholars summit
  • Matching new and returning scholars for the mentoring program
  • Scheduling monthly meetings/workshops for each cohort
  • Reviewing and providing feedback for written and photo journals
  • Planning social activities for all cohorts
  • Planning, in conjunction with Institutional Advancement, the scholars program alumni dinner as part of Alumni Weekend
  • Developing and implementing a culminating send-off/reunion program
  • Conducting formative and summative evaluation and assessment
  • Maintaining and assessing pre-collegiate programs:
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis/Maryville University of St. Louis Post-Secondary Readiness Program
  • College Bound – Mission Accomplished
  • Supervising undergraduate student employees
  • Coordinating and facilitating various campus-wide cultural events and programs
  • Diversity Dialogues
  • Diversity and Inclusion Educational Programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree
  • minimum 2 years of student affairs higher education experience (internship and practicum experience is acceptable)
  • Experience working with students from underrepresented populations
  • Experience in curriculum development, program assessment and evaluation
  • Experience working with multicultural organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in college student affairs/personnel, or a closely related field
  • Experience in a Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Program/Affairs, or Social Justice Programs department or unit
  • Membership in NACA (National Association of College Activities), NASPA, ACPA or other similar professional association or organization

Physical Demands:

Current driver’s license and ability to obtain certification to drive University vans. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Work Hours:

Regular office hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Weekend and evening hours as required to attend campus events and meetings.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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